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“We belong together,” he said.
“Yes,” she whispered fervently in his ear. “We do.”
Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Buchanan, the novel she has always wanted to
write: the gripping saga of star-crossed lovers across generations. A
century ago, when Indians and alligators roamed frontier Miami, the
legendary John Ashley was accused of murder and sentenced to hang. He
insisted he was innocent and went on the run with his sweetheart, Laura.
Their crime spree lasted years longer and became far more deadly than
the exploits of Bonnie and Clyde a decade later.
Ashley and Laura Upthegrove became the most notorious, colorful, and
compelling figures in Florida’s violent outlaw history. This is their
true story of prison breaks, bootlegging, bank robberies, and piracy on
the high seas. Their sensual and dreamy saga of love, passion, and
violence is juxtaposed with the taut and suspenseful story of their
fictional descendants who share the same love and dangers a hundred
years later. In today’s Miami, Homicide Sergeant John Ashley
investigates a millionaire’s spectacular murder and instantly recognizes
a stunning model linked to the case as the girl who has haunted his
dreams since childhood. Her name is Laura, and the lightning-fast
attraction is supernaturally mutual.
homicide case goes bad, Ashley is falsely accused of murder, and the
new lovers go on the run as history repeats itself. The question is, how
powerful is the past? Do the present-day renegades stand a chance? Does
anyone? Can any of us with the outlaw patterns of violence and tragedy
imprinted in our DNA ever break the cycle? Can we change our own
destiny? Or must the end always be the same for dangerous people in
In a sweeping epic that explores the inevitability of fate and the belief in predestination, A Dark and Lonely Place draws the reader into an unforgettable world of intrigue, drama, romance, and tragedy.